My Pet Serial Killer is one of Dennis Cooper’s favorite books of 2013 so far.

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Dennis Cooper included My Pet Serial Killer as one of his favorites of 2013 so far along with a lot of great books, films, and music. Some of the notable books include Crapalachia by Scott McClanahan, Taipei by Tao Lin, In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell, Throne of Blood by Cassandra Troyan, Bluebird and Other Tattoos by Luna Miguel, Young Americans by Jordan Castro, and Happy Rock by Matthew Simmons.

 

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(Design) Jordan Castro’s “Young Americans”

Young Americans (Jordan Castro)Here’s the cover for Jordan’s upcoming full-length poetry collection. The choice to maintain a careful balance between minimalism and patterned extravagance matches the style and tone of Jordan’s poetry. Using a public domain picture of downtown New York as a base, I manipulated a few layers in varying filters and meshed them together with approximately three layers of grain and brushstroke paint.